Manifestation of Abstract and Realism
Gallery hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, July 8
Gallery B is pleased to present its July exhibition, featuring artwork by Maryland artist Antonio Scott. The show will be on display from July 6-30, 2016 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm.
Antonio Scott is a painter living and working in Maryland. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of Maryland. His work was held in such high regard that his paintings Majestic and Hypnotic enjoyed a lengthy showing in the university’s art building’s Atrium from February 2013 – February 2014. An additional nod to Antonio’s unique expression of his expertise came in the form of a partial scholarship to the Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA) in Baltimore, MD. Shortly thereafter, "Visinity Exploration" was chosen for inclusion in the Montpelier Art Center’s 24th Annual Patuxent Art League exhibit in December 2014 and Obscured hung in the hallowed halls of the Maryland House of Delegates from February 2015 – April 2015 in The Guild exhibit honoring Maryland artists.
Antonio’s studies brought an appreciation of Michelangelo, da Vinci, Dali, Pollock, and Basquiat. The broad range of artistic style of these greats influenced his creative fusion of realism and abstract art. With an affinity for oil paints and larger canvases, Antonio transfers energy and passion into each of his works. He is inspired by nature, science and spirit and is driven to express the unbalanced balance of life. He combines carefully crafted colors and layers this realism over a controlled stream of white canvas abstract. Flowing on and off the canvas, his paintings are uncontained and alive with movement. The abstract provides an inclusive nature to his paintings inviting individual perspective and leaving space for everyone’s personal interpretation of his art.
Regarding his work, Antonio states that his “art goals will never be met, as my goal is to have the subsequent piece be more challenging, more intricate, more spectacular, and, ultimately, for me to be left more drained, yet thirstier for the next. Talent, avocation, business, need, breath - I paint because I am driven to create what I feel my soul beckons me to do and, in that, I find great satisfaction.”